BYOB Archive for January, 2010





BYOB Friday – Av6


BYOB Weekend – AvaFive, ConanGate2


BYOB Wednesday – Eye Of The Storms


BYOB For A Week Of Awards & Turmoil


BYOB Friday

Still getting up to speed…
Is there a movie out there that can open to even half of what Avatar will make this weekend on a 45% drop ($37.4m)? Will The Book of Eli do it next weekend, beating another 45% drop to $21 million?
Of course, there has to be something more interesting than this to discuss, right?


BYOB, Baby

Something other than Avatar numbers and year enders caught my eye yesterday. His name is Cameron and he weight 8 pounds, 1 ounce. He has already had a rather daring adventure, just getting out of the womb… but that’s really a story to bore people at parties with for the next six months.
Have some space to discuss whatever… I should be back online tomorrow sometime, as I am booked for some on-air time with Devin to discuss Avatar on G4. Should be interesting. And I’m pretty sure the baby won’t help a debate on a movie, unless we’re discussing AntiChrist.


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“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould